Authentication v Authorisation - What's the Difference?

Collins uses card authentication not authorisation. It is important to note the difference that with authentication (Collins) there is no payment shadow and the funds aren't held or frozen in the account like with authorised cards. Collins (through our payment provider Stripe) will check that the card belongs to the holder and that the appropriate funds are available at that time. It is important to note that if the client were to cancel their card/close their account, you would not be able to claim the money and that the card is only authenticated for 3 months.  It is advisable therefore that card authentication be used for smaller amounts or low risk groups, for example as a means as security for groups to turn up to their bookings and not for large amounts or a way to retrospectively charge. In any email templates or with any communication with the customer, we’d always suggest you use the correct terminology (authentication) to describe this payment process.      


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  2. Collins Docs - Attaching Files/documents to bookings in Collins
  3. Collins Pre-Orders Video - How To
  4. Explaining Pre-Order tab updates
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  6. Collins Pre-Orders - Adding Diet Types, Allergies and Extra Settings to your items
  7. Collins Pre-Orders - Can my customers edit their order?
  8. Extra Feature : Collins Pre-Orders (How To Video)
  9. Collins Pre-Orders - How to Setup Guide
  10. Collins Pre-Orders - How to Add Set Menu/Fixed Price Menu Orders Manually
  11. Collins Pre-Orders - Setting Automated Reminder Emails
  12. Collins Pre-Orders - How to Send a Menu
  13. Collins Pre-Orders - Copying Over Items/Menus from Venue Group to Individual Venues
  14. Collins Pre-Orders - Canapes - Multiplying one set menu/selection by a set number
  15. Collins Pre-Orders - Ordering on behalf of someone else.
  16. Collins Pre-Orders - Payment Options
  17. Collins Pre Orders - Take both a deposit and a pre-order payment for auto-confirm bookings
  18. Collins Pre-Orders - Adding payment for pre-orders
  19. Collins Pre-Orders - Can I set a cut off date for Pre-orders to be made?
  20. Collins Pre-Orders - Sending Multiple Menus
  21. Collins Pre-Orders - Deleting a Pre-order
  22. Collins Pre-Orders - Downloading the 'Food Sheet'
  23. Collins Pre-Orders - Kitchen Sheet
  24. Collins Pre-Orders - Managing Your Place Cards
  25. Collins Pre-Orders - Printing / Adding a Logo to your Place Cards
  26. Collins Pre Orders - Make menus available 'while booking' or 'when booking is confirmed'
  27. Collins Pre-Orders - Applying multi-buy Discounts on your menu items
  28. Collins Pre-Orders - Applying a discount to a Menu
  29. Collins Pre-Orders - Setting Minimum and Maximum order limits
  30. Collins Pre-Orders - Dietary Requirements/Allergies
  31. Collins Pre Orders - FAQ's
  32. Extra Feature : Collins Pay (How To Video)
  33. Collins Pay - How To
  34. Collins Pay - Can I be notified by email when a customer makes a payment/authenticates a card?
  35. Collins Pay - Adding Payment/Authentication templates
  36. Collins Pay - Setting Automated Reminder Emails
  37. Collins Pay - Avoiding Fraud Disputes
  38. Collins Pay - 3D Secure
  39. Collins Pay - Postcode Validation
  40. Collins Pay - Where can I view my Customer Payments?
  41. Collins Pay - How Do I Refund a Customer?
  42. Collins Pay - Where Can I View All Refunds?
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  48. Collins Mail - FAQs
  49. Collins Mail - How To Setup an 'Out of Office' Automated Reply
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